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Same-Day, One-Price Dry Cleaning Now In Woodbridge »

May 21, 2015 at 11:49AM PDT | Source: ZIPS Dry Cleaners
ZIPS Dry Cleaners Opportunities Available

ZIPS Dry Cleaning opens new location, offering $1.99 cleaning.
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, Md. – ZIPS Dry Cleaning, a staple name in affordable and convenient dry cleaning on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard for years, has opened its newest location in Woodbridge, VA at 13584 Minnieville Rd.
Owner Krishna Gondi, a current pharmacist at CVS hopes to open additional ZIPS locations in the future near and around Richmond. An immigrant from India, Gondi was inspired by the business model of ZIPS.
“I discovered the opportunity to become an owner after a long history as a customer at ZIPS,” said Gondi. “I was always impressed by the efficient and affordable service the brand provided and thought it was the perfect avenue to explore entrepreneurship...

Creative Learning Corporation Reports Financial Results For The Second Quarter Of Fiscal 2015 »

May 21, 2015 at 11:25AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Royalty Fees Increased 68.1% to $0.7 Million
Shareholder’s Equity Increased by $0.4 Million to $3.7 Million
Profitable for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios™, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ending March 31, 2015.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning, commented, “We are pleased to see our high margin, recurring royalties continue to grow rapidly, increasing 68.1% to $0.7 Million versus $0.4 Million for the second quarters of fiscal 2015 and 2014, respectively...

Krispy Kreme Signs Development Agreements For 11 Shops In Arkansas, Montana, Illinois And Kentucky »

May 21, 2015 at 11:14AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 21, 2015 - Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) today announced it has signed development agreements to open 11 Krispy Kreme shops in Arkansas, Montana, Illinois and Kentucky over the next several years.
“We are excited to be able to expand our presence in these areas and do so with top-quality franchisees,” said Patricia Perry, Krispy Kreme’s Vice President, US Franchise Development. “These operators have a great deal of experience and a track-record of success. We are confident they will do an exceptional job of delivering that unique Krispy Kreme experience to a growing number of fans.”
The agreement with Dennis Porter, President of DTL of the Emerald Coast, includes four additional shops to open in Arkansas...

PrideStaff Fresno Wins The Fresno Bee's 2015 "People's Choice Award" »

May 21, 2015 at 11:03AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce that their Fresno office was recently named winner of The Fresno Bee's 2015 People's Choice Award in the Employment Agency category.
Stefanie Schwartz, Strategic-Partner of PrideStaff Fresno, is thrilled her office won this year. "The fact that this award comes from the people – our valued clients and candidates – makes it a huge honor," states Schwartz. "Being recognized as the people's choice is not only flattering; it's a testament to the high level of customer service we provide to area employers and job seekers every day."
Schwartz is especially proud of her staff for having earned this recognition. "We have an amazingly strong and dedicated team that goes the extra mile to create the right match between leading employers and hard-working people throughout the area...

Arby's Reaches 11 Percent Energy Reduction Since 2011, On Way To Achieving 15 Percent Reduction Goal By End Of 2015 »

May 21, 2015 at 10:51AM PDT | Source: Arby's

Arby's Joins U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge and Names Remodeled Atlanta Flagship Restaurant as "Showcase Project"
ATLANTA - May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), franchisor of the Arby's® brand, today announced that it has reached 11 percent total energy reduction per company-owned restaurant since 2011, paving the way to a goal of 15 percent energy reduction by the end of 2015. The announcement comes following a 2014 reported reduction of 3.3 percent in average year-over-year energy consumption per company-owned restaurant.
The savings are a result of Arby's Efficiency Matters program, launched by the brand in 2012 to improve efficiencies in restaurants and reduce energy consumption and associated environmental and community impacts...

Home Franchise Concepts Achieves Goal, Gives $1 Million In Discounts To U.S. Veteran Entrepreneur »

May 21, 2015 at 10:24AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORANGE, CA - Home Franchise Concepts, Inc. (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Inc., Tailored Living, LLC and American Decorative Coatings, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has achieved its goal of giving $1 million in discounts to U.S. Veterans through its Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE) program. Through the MDFE program, HFC has welcomed 34 new Veteran business owners to its franchise network. The franchisees, who signed on through the MDFE program, represent a major growth milestone for HFC as nearly 10% of its entire franchise network is now made up of Veterans. To date, HFC has more than 1,100 franchise territories across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“Reaching this $1 Million milestone is a celebration of the American Heroes that make up 10 percent of our franchise network,” says Chad Hallock, CEO and Co-Founder of Home Franchise Concepts...

The Dwyer Group® Service Brands Ranked Among Top 10 Franchise Brands For Veterans »

May 21, 2015 at 10:05AM PDT | Source: Dwyer Group, The

May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – A growing number of the country’s 21.2 million U.S. veterans are embracing the idea of owning their own business when transitioning to civilian life, and franchise opportunities are filling an increasingly important role for many of those future careers.
Among them, The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, has been named to the Top 10 Franchise Brands for Veterans http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246211.
The ranking, released by David Nilssen, co-founder and CEO of Guidant Financial, also credits the VetFran program, which was founded by The Dwyer Group, for providing important access and opportunities in franchising to veterans and their spouses in growing numbers...

Taft’s Indiana Corporate/M&A Practice And Eight Taft Attorneys Ranked In Band 1 By Chambers USA 2015 »

May 21, 2015 at 9:26AM PDT | Source: Taft

May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // In the recently released 2015 edition of Chambers USA, Taft’s Indiana Corporate/M&A practice is ranked among the elite in Band 1, as are eight attorneys firmwide. Rankings are assessed based on qualities valued by clients, such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment, indicating that Taft’s Indiana Corporate/M&A group and the eight attorneys exemplify these valuable qualities.
Band 1 Taft attorneys in Indiana include:

Frank J. Deveau (Environment)
Robert J. Hicks (Corporate/M&A)
James A. Strain (Corporate/M&A)
Michael C. Terrell (Labor & Employment)

Band 1 Taft attorneys in Ohio include:

Kim K...

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Takes Home Four Prestigious Telly Awards »

May 21, 2015 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

May 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // Dallas, TX - Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. is proud to announce their Shift Meeting Training Videos (SMTVs) were awarded four 2015 Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor the finest film and video productions, web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Winners of the 36th Annual Telly Awards were selected from over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.
Dickey’s Barbecue SMTVs are a daily, branded video delivered to each store with the purpose of communicating, educating and motivating Dickey’s Barbecue team members, managers and owner/operators. Location views are monitored to ensure all staff is up-to-date on all training methods and store promotions...

Three ServiceMaster Companies Earn Women's Choice Awards: American Home Shield, Merry Maids And Terminix »

May 21, 2015 at 9:13AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

The Women's Choice Award is a symbol of excellence in customer experience awarded by the collective voice of women. When you see the Seal, know that women in your community and across the nation have rated that business as a business they trust to give you the kind of respect, customer service, assistance and buying experience you expect and deserve.
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), today announced that three of its companies -- American Home Shield, Merry Maids and Terminix -- were selected to receive the prestigious Women's Choice Award for 2015.
The Women's Choice Award is based on the collective opinion and judgment of female consumers according to research conducted nationally among 250,000 women...

Papa John's Greets Summer With Greek Pizza, The Flavorful Fan Favorite Straight From The Mediterranean »

May 21, 2015 at 9:01AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

The Greek Pizza is back at Papa John's for only $12; Add all-new Garlic Knots for only $5
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Want a taste of the Mediterranean this summer? Papa John's customers don't have to go far because the pizza giant is letting its customers take their taste buds to the Greek Isles by bringing back a fan favorite, the Greek Pizza.
And, as an added bonus that is sure to delight fans of both its fresh, never frozen, original dough and signature garlic sauce, Papa John's is continuing to offer its shareable Garlic Knots for $5.
This limited-time offer starts May 25 and lasts through June 28. The delicious Greek Pizza features Papa John's fresh, never frozen, original hand-tossed pizza dough and is layered with both its signature pizza sauce and rich basil pesto...

The Dairy Queen System Announces Jurassic Smash Blizzard And Promotional Partnership For Jurassic World »

May 21, 2015 at 8:56AM PDT | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment Film to be Released in North America on June 12, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Dairy Queen® system, the international retail food and treat category leader and part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), today announced a strategic marketing partnership for Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking Jurassic Park series.
“Beginning May 25, our fans can visit participating Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants to experience some of the unique and creative ways we are bringing Jurassic World to life in our locations,” said Tim Hawley, Vice President of Marketing Communications for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ)...

Land Sales Lead Growth In Lifestyle(1) Real Estate Market »

May 21, 2015 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Land sales continue to show strong growth and stability in 2015. United Country is reporting a large increase in land sales volume driven by a 68-percent rise in recreational land and a 17-percent increase in vacant land in the first quarter of this year. Recreational land includes properties purchased primarily for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, horseback riding, watersports and nature conservation. Vacant land represents future development opportunities for residential, commercial or other investment uses.
“We have seen strong performance in land sales over the recent years,” said Mike Duffy, president of United Country Real Estate...

Cousins Subs® Invests In IT Infrastructure »

May 21, 2015 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

New IT Director to Lead Innovation
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® invests in bolstering its IT infrastructure with the hiring of Scott Lewis as director of information technology.
Lewis is responsible for the oversight of information technology at Cousins, and will assist with organizational development through the incorporation of technological advancements.
Lewis specializes in IT architecture and infrastructure and has more than a decade of retail-based technology experience. Most recently, he held the position of information security manager at Foot Locker where he was responsible for managing the implementation of an automated identity management solution and led multiple teams in the development of future strategic initiatives...

CruiseOne® Launches Fourth Annual Contest For Military Veterans On Memorial Day »

May 21, 2015 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: CruiseOne

“Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” cruise franchise giveaway contest for military veterans begins May 25
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Home-based travel franchise CruiseOne®, which is part of World Travel Holdings — the world's largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, celebrates Military Appreciation Month in May with the launch of its fourth annual “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest. Military veterans can enter the contest beginning on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 25, 2015, until the contest’s deadline of Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Five deserving U.S. military veterans will each receive a CruiseOne home-based travel franchise, a total value of $63,500...

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Named Number Four In 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers List »

May 21, 2015 at 8:01AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - FastCasual.com’s editorial team has released its annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and trends, awarding Dickey’s Barbecue Pit the number four spot. Last year Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was name number 40. The 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers publication is now available for download, and comes after an awards gala last night in Chicago, timed to coincide with the National Restaurant Association tradeshow. Dickey’s Barbecue CEO, Roland Dickey, Jr. was also a panelist on the Franchise Operator’s Panel at the show on Saturday.
“It’s an honor to be recognized in our industry amongst these great brands,” said Roland Dickey, Jr...

AAMCO Expert Technicians Jump-Start Spring Cleaning Season With 10 Tips For A Fresh Vehicle »

May 21, 2015 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: AAMCO Transmissions

Springtime Is The Right Time For Car And Truck Maintenance
HORSHAM, Pa. - May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - As annual spring cleaning rituals get underway, the experts at AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, know that drawers and closets are not the only things that benefit from a thorough once-over. Ignoring winter wear-and-tear on your vehicle can prevent it from running at peak performance, and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of costly repairs down the road.
"The best way to keep a car or truck running safely and dependably is through routine preventative maintenance," said AAMCO VP of Technical Support Bruce Chidsey. "We encourage car and truck owners to use the spring cleaning season as an opportunity to get their vehicle in top shape as we transition into the warmer weather months...

Back Yard Burgers Announces Retail Product Available At Local Walmart Stores »

May 21, 2015 at 7:48AM PDT | Source: Back Yard Burgers

Better Burger Innovator Brings Its Big Bold Flavors to Retail Setting in May
Nashville (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 - Back Yard Burgers, a better burger concept with big, bold flavors, is increasing its customer reach via a new consumer branded initiative. Beginning in May, customers will be able to purchase Back Yard Burgers patties at Walmart stores across the Southeastern U.S.
“Our growth over the past few years has been incredible and we are proud to launch our Black Angus Backyard Burger with Walmart. This is the next step in our evolution as the premier better burger brand,” said Dave McDougall, Chief Executive Officer of Back Yard Burgers. “Extending our brand into markets where we don’t have a location will create our next wave of better burger fans...

McAlister’s Deli Continues Expansion Into Dinner Segment With New Big Bold Entrée - Turkey Hot Brown »

May 21, 2015 at 7:21AM PDT | Source: McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli Opportunities Available

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Gives Guests the Chance to Win a Trip to Louisville, Ky., with “Hot Brown Throw Down” Sweepstakes -
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, Ga. – McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced today the launch of its new Big Bold Entrée, the Turkey Hot Brown, which will be available in restaurants nationwide.
The Turkey Hot Brown features Butterball™ smoked turkey, crisp applewood smoked bacon, freshly sliced tomatoes and green onions, served with creamy Kentucky Hot Brown Gravy on toasted country white bread.
“We’re excited to announce our new Kentucky-inspired entrée, The Turkey Hot Brown as we continue to expand our dinner options with hearty, full-flavored entrees,” said McAlister’s Vice President of Global Marketing Donna Josephson...

Realogy Announces 15 Emerging Technology Companies To Compete At Third Annual 'FWD' Innovation Summit »

May 21, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

June 23 in San Francisco
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced the selection of 15 emerging technology companies that will compete for the $25,000 cash prize at the third annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit (#RealogyFWD) on Tuesday, June 23, at the Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco.
"The submissions we received for this year’s competition raised the bar on the caliber of solutions that have the potential to make a significant difference in the residential real estate industry,” said Alex Perriello, president and chief executive officer, Realogy Franchise Group...



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